French Market District To Host Inaugural Harvest Festival In Crescent Park Sunday, Boo Carre On Saturday
NEW ORLEANS – The inaugural Harvest Festival in Crescent Park will celebrate the bounty of fall with a family friendly environment including live music, an art market, kids’ activities, and food and drink for purchase, on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Crescent Park Mandeville Wharf, 2300 N. Peters St., from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The French Market District will also host the rescheduled Boo Carre Halloween & Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Dutch Alley at the intersection of N. Peters and St. Philip streets, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The free one-day kid-centric event draws diverse costumed crowd and will feature live music, kid’s arts and craft activities, a spooktacular second line and a special guest appearance by T-Pot of B97.1 FM. Costumes are encouraged for all ages.
At Sunday’s inaugural Harvest Festival in Crescent Park, live music at the outdoor venue will take place on the Ellipse Lawn and the full day line-up will kick-off with Johnette Downing’s children’s concert at 12:00 p.m., followed by Revival, Gina Brown and Amanda Shaw.
“The French Market District is thrilled to host a family Sunday funday in Crescent Park and our festival offerings reflect the community we serve,” said Jeremy Smith, director of marketing and development for the French Market Corporation. “Harvest Fest celebrates the cultural bounty of New Orleans showcasing local music and art at one of the city’s best venues.”
The New Orleans Moms Blog (NOMB) Kids’ Zone will run the duration of the festival with free activities with Adorn Me Antoinette creating festive second line hankies, face painting and more.
“New Orleans Moms Blog is built on the idea that parents need – and thrive with – a vibrant community,” said New Orleans Moms Blog’s Ashley Angelico. “For this reason, NOMB is thrilled to partner with French Market on its inaugural Harvest Fest to provide the children of New Orleans a fun, safe and interactive afternoon on the banks of the gorgeous Mississippi River. We can't think of a better location to spend an afternoon with our kids, and we look forward to helping local families make memories in what we think is one of the city's true hidden gems.”
Food and drink for purchase will be available with selections from Gulf Tacos, Curly Q Fry Company, Café Dauphine, Lil’ Dustin’s Italian Ice, and more community favorites.